A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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 Jonathan Ames (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Ray Hueston (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 George Christopher (24 episodes, 2009-2011)
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 Leah (22 episodes, 2009-2011)
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A well-meaning but struggling writer decides to lead a sort of double life by pretending to be a private detective using the methods he read about in old detective novels.

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New cases. No clues. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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20 September 2009 (USA)  »

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Aneidikeftos detective  »

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Eventhough they play lovers, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen are really married. See more »

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On the last page of text in the intro, on the fourth line, there is a grammatical error. It reads: "... she would have been smart and gotten far away New York." but it should read: "...she would have been smart and gotten far away from New York." See more »

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Leah: That's a big word for you, you read it in one of your Comic Books?
Ray Hueston: No, I read it in my diary.
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Version of Bored to Death See more »

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Bored to Death
Performed by Coconut Records
Written by Jason Schwartzman and Jonathan Ames
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A unique show!
25 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show is probably the best thing on American TV right now, it doesn't try to be in your face unusual but it just is because of its slow burning pace, great offbeat sense of humor, while you won't catch yourself bursting with laughter at cheap humor that many shows rely on, BTD has some of the funniest and most SUBTLE written dialog that seems to be a privilege of British shows. Its a brilliantly written show with characters and story lines that are painfully endearing. And if you like me haven't been entirely convinced in the first episode, please don't give up on it, it's one of those shows that grow on you and you catch yourself watching BTD again and again. It did seem at first as something specifically catered for Brooklyn hipsters, but it gives a great background for the stories and if you live in Brooklyn you'll appreciate glimpses of your neighborhood (especially Williamsburg). All around a funny and pleasant way to spend half an hour!


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